College Basketball Betting – Florida A&M at Georgia Tech

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

College basketball betting on Saturday has 20th ranked Georgia Tech hosting Florida A&M.

The Yellow Jackets are heavily favored in NCAA basketball betting to take care of the Rattlers.  Here is a look at how Florida A&M and Georgia Tech come into this matchup on Saturday.

College basketball betting should be popular on Georgia Tech this season as they return four starters from last year.  Gani Lawal is the key returning starter along with Zachery Peacock, Iman Shumpert and Moe Miller. The Yellow Jackets also have a super newcomer in Derrick Favors who will impact college basketball betting.

Georgia Tech is getting a lot of respect in college basketball betting because of their frontcourt. Derrick Favors is one of the most highly-recruited players Georgia Tech has ever had. He will combine with Gani Lawal to make the Yellow Jackets virtually unstoppable down low. The key for how far Georgia Tech goes in NCAA basketball betting is their backcourt. They get senior D’Andre Bell back after he missed all of last year following spinal surgery. The addition of freshman Mfon Udofia could be huge in NCAA basketball betting.

Florida A&M is in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.  They were just 10-21 overall a year ago and 6-10 in MEAC play. They do return some talent in the backcourt with David Buchanon as college basketball betting indicates. Also returning in the Rattler backcourt as college basketball betting info shows are Brandon Bryant and Dale Hughes. Bryant started in all 31 of the Rattlers games last season and averaged 10.1 points per game as college basketball betting stats showed. Florida A&M adds Isaac Brown, Rasheem Jenkins and Christopher Walker this NCAA basketball betting season.

College basketball betting has the Rattlers weak upfront. They do have Larry Jackson returning but he only averaged 6.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game a year ago as college basketball betting stats indicated. Also returning are Yannick Crowder and Cecil Bent.  Crowder has some ability as he did earn MEAC Rookie of the Week once last season.

This college basketball betting game is a mismatch in talent but you never can tell how motivated Georgia Tech will be in this meaningless game. The Rattlers don’t have much talent but Georgia Tech has never been a team that is good covering the big pointspread in college basketball betting so that is something to keep in mind.